July 2013: most read on newstatesman.com

What you've been reading in the last month.

In July, 1,713,261 of you viewed 3,679,882 pages over the course of the month - another record month for the NS website.

Among the most popular pieces were:

1. I was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Laurie Penny

2. There's no sexism in gaming by Cara Ellison

3. Why I willingly handed over my credit card and PIN to a fraudster by Andy Welch 

4. After the Jane Austen announcement I suffered rape threats for 48 hours, but I'm still confident the trolls won't win by Caroline Criado-Perez

5. Five things Iain Duncan Smith doesn't want you to know about the benefit cap by George Eaton